Mark Waldrep, aka Dr. AIX, has been producing and engineering music for over 40 years. He learned electronics as a teenager from his HAM radio father while learning to play the guitar. Mark received the first doctorate in music composition from UCLA in 1986 for a "binaural" electronic music composition. Other advanced degrees include an MS in computer science, an MFA/MA in music, BM in music and a BA in art. As an engineer and producer, Mark has worked on projects for the Rolling Stones, 311, Tool, KISS, Blink 182, Blues Traveler, Britney Spears, the San Francisco Symphony, The Dover Quartet, Willie Nelson, Paul Williams, The Allman Brothers, Bad Company and many more. Dr. Waldrep has been an innovator when it comes to multimedia and music. He created the first enhanced CDs in the 90s, the first DVD-Videos released in the U.S., the first web-connected DVD, the first DVD-Audio title, the first music Blu-ray disc and the first 3D Music Album. Additionally, he launched the first High Definition Music Download site in 2007 called iTrax.com. A frequency speaker at audio events, author of numerous articles, Dr. Waldrep is currently writing a book on the production and reproduction of high-end music called, "High-End Audio: A Practical Guide to Production and Playback". The book should be completed in the fall of 2013.

2 thoughts on “A Weekend With Friends

  • Hey Guys,
    Mark’s little stories about his visits with each of his friends speak volumes about the state of HD Audio – High Resolution Audio. I really like them stories. Yes, indeed, HRA is really a niche market. But that is fine with me. There should always be people searching for the best in things. They explore putting possibilities into reality. From there some things really catch on. But this always pressing the boundaries helps move things forward. We need cutting edge folk, developers & consumers, to grow each of our cherished human endeavors.

  • Among my non-audiophile friends and acquaintances, many have a music listening style similar to your friends Jim and Kate. This group likes to listen to music passively while doing other things and more often than not in the background and at low volumes. They are generally content with average sound and show little inclination to seek out higher quality sound for their homes.

    Those who have seen my high resolution system invariably ask just one question, “How much did you pay for those speakers?” As Walter Cronkite used to say, “And that’s the way it is…..”

    Phil C


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